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Video App. just shows black screen...

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  • Sara189 Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Sara189)

    This worked for me

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    Re: Video App. just shows black screen...

    Dec 13, 2011 1:24 PM (in response to tmartine)

     

    I have found a solution! Just go to the home screen on your ipad and go the left where you can search things on your ipad. Type the name of a movie, open the movie and the movie starts. After that, you can watch the movie and the problem of the black screen is solved when you go directly to videos the next time! (:

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    Feb 24, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to sabinefrommater)

    After that, you can watch the movie

    ???  WRONG!  After using the search screen or some other method to halt playback, the problem of the black screen is NOT solved... attempting to watch the "offending" video again causes the same problem for me over and over again, so this technique does not solve the problem!  All it does is allow me to use the video app again to watch different videos, which is still helpful!  But definitely not a fix...

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    Mar 17, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to yrogerg77)

    I think that you'll find, as said in most other 'fixed it!' posts in this thread, the offending video will not play again. other videos, yes. this fix is about being able to watch the other videos, not the offending video.

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Akitl)

    I also got the Black Screen re:  pushing the videos icon after using the camera on the iPad 3. I plug my ipad to a computer and all my video are present and play via the computer. I reopened the camera took some more photos closed Cameras and was able to press Videos icon and my movies are now back. Walks like a bug, talks like a bug.......etc.,

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    Apr 21, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to tmartine)

    Apple needs to fix this damned bug. How on Earth does this not show up in QA?

     

    I work in digital video, and most of what I use my iPad for is video.  This is a constant nuisance that will prevent me from buying another Apple device, given this pathetic attention to detail.

     

    I've been beating my head against the wall for 18 months trying to work around this bug.  I dont want to waste any more time trying in vain to get my video back after it black screens.  I dont want to search for videos and do gymnastics playing other tittles to try and fix, or restore my device.  Those are ridiculous work-arounds to an obvious problem that needs to be fixed by Apple.  C'mon, guys, ***?!

     

    I dont remember how much i paid fir my ipad, but with an 18+ month lingering bug, whatever it was, it was too much.

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    Apr 22, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to thecapn)

    Guys,

     

    As I already told you, if you just slide to the left in the main screen, and you search another video (just the name of any other video on the ipad, or maybe even the name of the openen movie itself), the video app will open that video and everything is fixed. Works fine for me!

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    Apr 22, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to sabinefrommater)

    Hello that's word also for me. But Apple musât fix this bug ...

     

    Daniel

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    May 3, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to didiez)

    You nailed it for me, mate!  Thank you soooooo much. 

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    May 10, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to Sara189)

    The SEARCH Solution solved the problem for me.  I had it a couple of days before I looked at the Discussions, so I`ll live with it if it happens again, until APPLE comes up with a solution

  • Mr Blond Qc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 7:40 PM (in response to didiez)

    You solve my problem!!! thanks so much

  • thecapn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to tmartine)

    Hi, I isolated what causes this.

     

    Go to Settings -> Video -> Start Playing -> From Beginning

     

    Forcing videos to play from the beginning seems to get rid of the issue permanently.

     

    It looks like the bug is only apparent if you have it set to "Settings -> Video -> Start Playing -> Where Left Off". 

     

    It's probably a bug in the player's code to seek out the nearest keyframe.

     

    Anyway, I'm satisfied now that I know how to avoid the issue altogether.

     

    Still, pretty weak on Apple's part.

  • brainsample Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to tmartine)

    Tried many options mentioned by other people (reset, playing another video by using search, etc.) and nothing worked. Finally I did just add one new video to iTunes and resynced. Then used the search on the iPad for that new video and got that one to play. After that all other videos played again as well.

  • thebucket Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to thecapn)

    Hey thecapn - your solution was what worked for me. None of the other things I tried worked. Was actually just coming on this board again to post that same solution when I saw you'd beat me to it!

     

    BTW, thecapn's solution:

     

    "Go to Settings -> Video -> Start Playing -> From Beginning

     

    Forcing videos to play from the beginning seems to get rid of the issue permanently."

     

    is a fix that doesn't require any restoring or even plugging into a computer. If you're on the road or away from home - try this first!

  • Dr. Steven Calculating status...
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    Jul 7, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to tmartine)

    If nothing works, reset all settings. You need to adjust the basics later on, but it always works.

  • Charlysr Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to tmartine)

    Al These advices didnt work. Found, that to search a Movie le me Play it. After a tip on 'done' got me back on the Videos. Done!!!! Sorry about my englisch

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